Catalysts, when a substoichiometric quantity of an organic compound is added, can accelerate chemical reactions. The last few years has seen a spectacularly increasing interest in organocatalysts. To better serve its customers across the globe, Alfa Chemistry Catalysts recently announced to provide a comprehensive range of organocatalysts, which are cost-effective and of high quality, for both research and industrial use.

Organocatalysis uses small organic molecules predominantly composed of C, H, O, N, S and P to accelerate chemical reactions. The reason for the popularity of organocatalysts is that the efficiency and selectivity of many organocatalytic reactions can meet the standards of established organic reactions. Hence, organocatalytic reactions are becoming powerful tools in the construction of complex molecular skeletons.

“The advantages of organocatalysts include their ready availability, low cost, and low toxicity, which confers a huge direct benefit in the production of pharmaceutical intermediates when compared with metal catalysts,” says the Marketing Chief of Alfa Chemistry Catalysts. “The use of small organic molecules as catalysts has been known for more than a century. But only in the past decade has organocatalysis become a thriving area of general concepts and widely applicable asymmetric reactions.”

The production of organocatalysts are complicated which entails a few steps. Traditionally, the methods used in the production process include mechanical mixing, precipitation, spray evaporation, hot melt method, while some new methods such as chemical bonding and fiberization also arise.

Application of organocatalysts
According to the catalytic mechanism, organocatalysts can catalyze a few major types of reactions, including activation reactions, oxidation reactions, condensation reactions, carbonyl reduction reactions and oxo synthesis reactions. Activation reactions refer to enamine activation, SOMO activation, hydrogen bond activation, chiral phase-transfer activation and nitrogen heterocyclic carbene activation.

Major types of organocatalysts at Alfa Chemistry
Asymmetric Organocatalysts
Condensation Organocatalysts
Oxidation Organocatalysts
Porphyrins Catalysts

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Author's Bio: 

As the newly established branch of Alfa Chemistry, Alfa Chemistry Catalysts supplies a broad collection of catalysts, covering chiral catalysts, ligands, metal catalysts, non-metal catalysts, organocatalysts, phase transfer catalysts, photocatalysts, reaction type and more. This NY-headquartered company has served the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for years and is known for its expertise in organic chemistry, material chemistry, and medicinal chemistry. The in-stock products can be shipped out within 3-5 business days upon receipt of customers' purchase order.